Businessman charged with posing as ‘Sultan of Malacca’
MALACCA: A businessman was charged in the sessions court yesterday with four counts of cheating by posing as the “Sultan of Malacca” three years ago.
Noor Jan Shah, 58, from Taman Seri Gombak, Selangor, claimed trial after all the charges were read to him before judge Ahmad Sazali Omar.
He was alleged to have duped four people – Zaamat Md Idris, Mokhtar Md Yusof, Ahmad Zainudin Abdul Hamid and Hazizi Ikhwan Zaamat – into believing that he was the “Sultan of Malacca” by holding a customary ceremony in which he was conferred with a letter of appointment as the “Malacca Sultan”.
The offences were allegedly committed at the A’Famosa Resort Melaka at 10pm on Dec 28, 2013.
Each charge, under Section 419 of the Penal Code, carries a maximum jail term of seven years, or a fine, or both.
The court allowed Noor Jan bail of RM8,000 in one surety for each charge and set Dec 21 for remention.
DPP Lee Chee Thim prosecuted and the accused was represented by counsel Surjan Singh Sidhu. – Bernama
Noor Jan being led away after being charged yesterday.